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Navy drone crashes in Maryland

Washington (CNN) -- A U.S. Navy drone crashed Monday in a marsh near Salisbury, Maryland.

The RQ-4A Global Hawk drone crashed during a routine training flight from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, according to Jamie Cosgrove, a spokeswoman for the Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons Program at the base.

There were no injuries to civilians and no property damage, said the Navy, which said it is investigating the cause.

Video from CNN affiliate WBOC showed smoke rising from brush fires in the unpopulated area.


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Money, debt, money, debt.

Billions for drones.
Billions for foreign aid.
Billions for illegal wars.
Billions for Homeland Security.
Billions for the TSA.
Billions to bail out wall street and banks.
How much for fast and furious?
How much for the huge failure of the war on drugs?
And then there's that Dept of education
Anyone seeing the problem here??

Formerly rprevolutionist



I knew it.. He could of brought them all down

This is the most fun thread

I have seen on DP in a week.

A potato gun with a long

wire attached to the potato can take down a real helicopter. Just saying.

sharkhearted's picture

HA! I was thinking the same thing.

Norfolk, VA

Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

Somebody owned the damn property.

How much fuel spilled into the ground, or mercury vapor released into the air from the batteries? Nothing to see here folks, just move along...

The bold effort the present bank had made to control the government ... are but premonitions of the fate that await the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it-Andrew Jackson

Did Judge Napolitano motivate a patriot?

After reading his opinions on drones used on American soil, I think he may have!

Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety
-Benjamin Franklin



When Fascism goes to sleep, it checks under the bed for Ron Paul!

I think...

The drones are really fragile things. Those green laser pens mounted on the side of a 10X rifle scope to aim them are probably enough to blind their optical sensors. Not that I would recommend that of course. But who knows, maybe some kid was doing just that in his back yard. Then poof, six million dollars gone down the drain. Another excuse to tax us more.



"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


the sylphs

Economic STIMULUS!

‎$176,000,000 per drone x 30,000 drones = $5,280,000,000,000 by the year 2020.

How does this help?

They that give up liberty for security deserve neither.

Your joke made me look this up...

Drones @ today's cost: 4.5 Million each x 30,000 = 13.5 BILLION! Jut to keep an eye on us Citizens...err...homegrown terrorists...

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

Thanks for noticing.

It's horrible.

Even my OBAMA LOVER friend couldn't believe it - victory 1.

They that give up liberty for security deserve neither.

Yep, they can't unhear the

Yep, they can't unhear the truth when you say it...it gets lodged in thar sumwhars!

Keep talking and pointing out the tyrrany to people. And it's easy becuase we are SURROUNDED by it now. So, strip off their rose colored glasses! MY Auntie used to say,

"If ya'll jes keep slinging enough mud at dat wall, suma it's gonna stick".

And she was a wise ole broad!

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

Shot down lol

Knowin' them boys on the shore (down-e-ocean, hon!), they're not gonna stand for this kind of crap.

LOL. You guys are too funny.

LOL. You guys are too funny. After all, Lew Rockwell said we should all laugh at the government. I just gave the main post and all the comments a thumbs up. That's the first time that ever happened.

Well, if we ain't having fun

then we're not doing it right! ;) Thanks for the thumbs up, I returned the favor.

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

We should collect the down

We should collect the down drone, reverse engineer it, and use it to spy on them.

my exact thoughts

haha itd be funny to see their reaction

Let's Take A Ride

Saw an article

I saw an article recently on how a decent paint ball gun will knock down on of the those quadrocopters that the police will be using to hover at protests and stuff. Not advocating destruction of these RC thingies, just sayin I saw an article.

It's the drones that fly at 30,000 feet

that concern me, because they are hard to "deal with".

Double 00...

Double 00 buckshot carries further and works better.


you may not be advocating it but

i am ,bring them on!!!!!!


hopefully someone shot it down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ok if i read this right......

there goes one hundred and seventy six MILLION DOLLARS.

ooooowah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah!!!!!!!!!!

(pinky at mouth, hand turned out)

let me get this straight.

we just spent 176 MILLION DOLLARS on a fire in a
f u c k i n g

ok just checking.

Yeah But Just Think

of all the jobs that'll be created / gubment contracts extended replacing that thing. And re-training the swabby that crashed it! Draining the swamp (marsh, wetlands, whatever) where it got ditched and refilling it! Just ask Paul Krugman, he'll tell ya! Why it's a gold mine!

What's money anyway?

They can print another $176 million without batting an eye..sheesh! Didn't cost us nothin'! ;)

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

Except it does cost

us even if they print it -- Loss of purchasing power due to inflation.

Just saying.

sarcasm, do you know it?

sarcasm, do you know it?